Argyle Central School
Code of Conduct for Spectators at Sporting Events
Argyle Central School takes proper decorum at extra-curricular events very seriously. It is our goal to protect the best interests of the student-athletes and school district. We are committed to providing an enjoyable experience for everyone. We hope that parents, spectators, and students will embrace that initiative and support our efforts in that direction.
Our expectations for Spectators include the following :
•a. Spectators are an important part of the games and are encouraged to conform to accepted standards of good sportsmanship and behavior.
•b. Spectators should at all time respect officials, visiting coaches, players and cheerleaders as guests in the community and extend all courtesies to them.
•c. Enthusiastic cheering for one's own team is encouraged.
•d. Booing, whistling, stamping of the feet and disrespectful remarks shall be avoided.
•e. There will be no ringing of bells, sounding of horns or other noisemakers at indoor contests during play.
•f. Pep bands or school bands, under the supervision of school personnel, may play during time-outs, between periods or at halftime. Bands must coordinate their play so as not to interfere with a cheerleading squad on the floor or field.
•g. The throwing of debris, confetti, or other objects from the stands is prohibited.
•h. During a free throw in basketball, all courtesies should be extended.
•i. Spectators should encourage each other to observe courteous behavior. Improper behavior should be reported to the school authorities.
•j. Spectators will observe the rules of the local school concerning smoking, food and drinking consumption, littering, and parking procedures.
•k. Spectators will respect and obey all school officials and supervisors at athletic contests.
•l. These are family events and profanity shall not be used.
Anyone not meeting these expectations may be requested by ACS administration to leave the premises. Failure to comply with these directions may result in removal from future sporting events.
First Reading: October 13, 2005
Adoption: November 17, 2005 11